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Indian Kotpad Cotton Fabric - Burgundy, Cream and Orange 18mm Gingham Check

Indian Kotpad Cotton Fabric - Burgundy, Cream and Orange 18mm Gingham Check

Regular price $6.00 USD
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These hand dyed, pitloom woven Indian Kotpad cottons are really something special and we're very pleased to have started stocking them!

The fabric is dyed and woven by families of the 'Mirgan' community in Kotpad, a remote, rural part of India known for its handloom products.

The dye for these fabrics comes from the root of the local Aal (Morinda Citrifolia) tree. The yarn, treated with castor oil, is dyed with a powder made from the root and iron sulphate, then washed with soapnuts and beaten on stones at the village pond. All in all the dyeing and washing takes around a month of labour by the village women, after which the men receive the yarn to weave the cloth on simple pitlooms.

We buy the fabric direct from a partnership in India that ensures the artisans that make it receive fair compensation for their work.

These beautiful, soft, vibrant fabrics are rustic and full of character, with irregularities and imperfections, so please be aware of that before you purchase - they are not like the factory made fabrics you may be used to!

Please also note the width and special washing instructions. If you treat these fabrics with the care and respect they deserve they will be a lovely addition to your handmade wardrobe.

The Kotpad cottons are fairly light in weight and paler colours will have an element of sheerness. The feel and handle is similar to a double gauze but without the crinkles. They are yarn-dyed, so the front and back are the same.

As with all handwoven fabrics, they may shrink and bleed a little on the first wash, so wash dark colours separately and always pre-wash before making garments!


Sold per QUARTER metre.
For a full metre, please order FOUR units.
Your fabric will be sent in a continuous length.

Composition: 100% cotton
Width: approx. 94cm / 37"
Origin: Kotpad, India
Washing Instructions: Never soak Kotpad fabrics! They should ideally be handwashed with a mild detergent, or use the gentlest setting on your machine or dry clean. Darker colours may bleed a little on first wash so wash separately.

Samples are available - please find the sample listing in the shop menu.

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